Thursday, April 23, 2009

What happens when your child does not feel challenged....

Recently Sam has been asking me alot if I could add extra this and that into his schedule. The problem is that we had no room in the schedule. Well that means time for a new schedule. After all what is the point of homeschooling if you are not learning the way you want right. ;) I talked it over with dh and we decided to let Sam redo the schedule. We were not crazy and let him have full control of course. Other wise math and english would be gone from his schedule. What we did was make a list of all the classes that we thought he should have and then how many days a week it should be there. Once we made this list we gave it to Sam. The rules was he could only add to it, classes and/or day amounts. He added abunch more days no extra subjects though.
After that was finished I wrote out cards for each class that was chosen. There was also enough cards written out for each day. I then gave Sam all of the cards. He then set about designing his (and Gabe's too) schedule.

Once he finished the schedule seemed a little over whelming to him. I told him that he could take out any cards that he wanted, just do not go below what we had originally had set for him. On most of the subjects he stayed above what we had chosen. If you look over at the table that line of cards is what he removed.
This is what the final schedule looks like. I think that he did a great job. This is only the first week of working with it and he seems to be liking it. They have been getting all of their work done, so that is great. Sam is pretty proud to that he got to make the schedule.

4 comments:

Kate in NJ said...

I love that you let him have a part in planning it!

Mrs. Darling said...

Well designing his own schedule is in itself a wonderful edcuating tool. Good job.

Chawksgirl4ever said...

that is so neat1but i have a question what do you do for sensory???

Lisa B. said...

Hi, you don't know me. I found you while blog-hopping.

What a great idea! I might be using that there idea for next year.